Local Amenities and Travel

Exciting things to do and amazing places to stay in and around Badachro

Travelling to Badachro

By Air

The nearest airport is Inverness (8 miles from Inverness) bus transfer from the airport gets you to the centre of Inverness where you can catch a bus to Gairloch or train to Achnasheen (40 minutes from Gairloch)


Trains run regularly to Inverness from the South with onward transport by bus to Gairloch

By Car

Badachro is about one and half hours from Inverness and four to five hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh.  For sat nav or Google directions use the following post code – IV21 2AA.  This will take you to the Badachro Inn, which is our main meeting point.

By Bus

Westerbus runs a daily service from Inverness Bus Station to Gairloch. https://bustimes.org/services/700-laide-or-gairloch-inverness

Private Hire

Private hire can be arranged for groups please contact us for further information.

If using public transport we can arrange to have you collected at either Achnasheen if by train or from Gairloch if using the bus.


There are a number of accommodation options should you wish to stay locally before or after your trip with us

Aird Hill is a stylish and comfortable B&B overlooking the bay in Badachro https://www.airdhill.com/

Shieldaig Lodge is a beautiful recently converted shooting lodge situated on Shieldaig bay about 3 miles from Badachro;  offering  great accommodation, a stunning location and a bar specialising in Whiskies and Gin! https://www.shieldaiglodge.com/

Gairloch Hotel is a large Victorian hotel situated in Gairloch, about 6 miles from Badachro, with stunning views over Gairloch. https://www.bespokehotels.com/gairloch-hotel

Ceomara Cottages, we also run a cottage business, our cottages can be booked for stays of a week or more during the summer and short breaks during the winter.  They are beautifully appointed sleeping up to 4 adults in each and are ideally situated on Badachro bay within easy walk of the pub!  We would be delighted to offer a 10% discount should you wish to extend your stay in the area with us pre or post your sailing adventure.


Local Amenities

Badachro Inn

A stone’s throw from the jetty, Badachro Inn looks across the bay to Isle Horrisdale. A perfect location and within an atmosphere to match: good company, the best craic, fine wines, beers and spirits (an excellent selection of malts) and a varied and exciting menu.


Badachro Distillery

Where a world of artisan, small batch distilled spirits awaits. Badachro Gin is already making a big name for itself around the Scottish Highlands where locals, visitors and professionals alike are just falling in love with the fresh and unique taste.

The propriters Gordon & Vanessa hand pick an array of exquisite botanicals from the surrounding hills, woodland, fields and shores of the Gairloch and combine them in our beautiful (and rather mature) copper pot still ‘Delilah’.

Distillery Gin experience visits are available from summer of 2019


Wester Ross Sea Adventures

An exciting new business based in Badachro, offering full and half day guided snorkelling trips, exploring areas that clients would not normally be able to access with their well equipped and fast motor boat.  All equipment is provided.


Dry Island Shellfish Safaries

Join local skipper Ian McWhinney on his traditional creel fishing boat in the beautiful setting of Badachro Bay on Scotland’s West Coast. Watch as the creels are hauled from the crystal clear waters, and participate in an activity that has been part of Ian’s family for centuries.


Latitude 57

Based in Badachro Latitude 57 is a gift shop established in 2015 featuring local hand-made art and crafts with a nautical flair.

Striving to promote the best of Highland artisans with a wide variety of bespoke items such as driftwood sculptures, local photography and art, hand-made soaps, bags, knitwear and tweed products as well as jewellery and a great selection of cards and nautical gifts.

Latitude 57 also sells ice cream, which can be enjoyed on the south-facing decking outside the shop.


Contact Us

Tom & Sue Watson

Sail Badachro
Wester Ross
IV21 2AB

Email Sail Badachro

07983 616 405

RYA Training Centre

Our Seafaring Adventures

Skippered Charters

 For those familiar with the west coast of Scotland with a good idea of the itinerary they wish and would like the support of an experienced skipper to run the boat.



RYA Sailing Courses

We offer RYA practical sailing courses from Start Yachting to Yachtmaster Preparation on board our 40 foot training vessel La Girafe III.  Full Details including course dates and costs.


Themed Cruises

We are offering a number of themed cruises this year. These will work to a planned itinerary with flexibility built in to allow for prevailing conditions.